February 20, 2003

LynuxWorks adopts New ELC specifications

Julie Crabill writes "Company Continues Leadership in Standards Implementation Offering Developers the Only Embedded RTOS Supporting Linux and POSIX Industry Standards. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2003 LynuxWorks™ today announced that it will support the ELC Platform Specification (ELCPS) unveiled by the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). As a founding member and chair of the ELC and a major contributor to the ELCPS, LynuxWorks adoption of the ELCPS gives the company a unique
position as the first company with the same standard Linux APIs across its offering of real-time and embedded Linux operating systems.

"The introduction of the ELCPS represents an important milestone in moving the industry towards an open, unified platform for embedded operating systems," said Dr. Inder Singh, CEO of LynuxWorks and ELC chairman. "Our customers are looking for open, standard technologies. Until now, we offered the most open software available, but there was no uniform standard for embedded Linux. Now with the ELCPS, there is a standard. With BlueCat and LynxOS, we offer the best of both worldsa standardized embedded Linux platform for initial development and deployment, and a path to hard real-time with LynxOS that is binary compatible and supports the same standard APIs. Manufacturers will benefit from broader choices in compatible software; both Linux and POSIX software applications can run with both our operating systems."

The ELCPS draws upon the most widely used Linux and Unix standards in the industry, including Linux Standards Base (LSB) 1.2, IEEE POSIX 1003.1-2001, and the Single UNIX Specification v3. Standardizing the application programming interface (API) layer of embedded Linux applications enables the interoperability of various competing distributions of the Linux operating system and provides an alternative to proprietary embedded solutions for emerging applications such as handheld devices, set-top boxes and Internet connected devices.

Markets such as military and aerospace are migrating to open standards to facilitate software reuse and interoperability. For more information about LynuxWorks and its products please visit www.lynuxworks.com.

About the Embedded Linux Consortium

Responding to the rising tide of interest in Linux for embedded applications, representatives from dozens of technology firms formed the ELC, a vendor-neutral trade association dedicated to advancing the depth, breadth and speed of Linux adoption in the enormous embedded computer market. The ELC offers free membership to individual developers who demonstrate their participation in the Open Source code base of the GNU/Linux operating system. The ELC's headquarters are in Santa Rosa, Calif. More details about the ELC are available at http://www.embedded-linux.org/.

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the worlds most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks headquarters are located in San Jose, California. The companys products include the open-source BlueCatâ
Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World class companies use LynuxWorks products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, TRW and Xerox. For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com.

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LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS is a registered trademark of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

For more information contact:

Linda Nixon

LynuxWorks Inc.

408-979-4399

lnixon@lnxw.com

Jodi Baumann

Benjamin | Weber Shandwick

408-559-6090

jbaumann@webershandwick.com"

Link: www.lynuxworks.com

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